Ninja seeds


Illustration by MARGARET LARKIN

If you watch American Ninja Warrior, you’ve likely seen the commercials for pomegranate juice. It really is full of antioxidants, including vitamin C, to boost you through cold season. Getting that juice isn’t so easy, though, when you want it fresh. You have to work hard to harvest the hundreds of ruby-red seeds from the leathery fruits. Wear gloves or risk staining your hands! Sprinkle the arils over salads and yogurt for an astringent burst of flavor, or scatter them on an ice cream sundae for a gorgeous garnish. They may not make you a ninja warrior, but your immune system will thank you.